Alone by Loren D. Estleman audiobook

Alone

By Loren D. Estleman
Read by William Dufris

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Valentino Mysteries: Book 2

7.15 Hours Unabridged
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At a gala party held in memory of screen legend Greta Garbo, Hollywood film detective Valentino is having fun until the host, a hotshot developer named Rankin, tells Valentino about a certain letter from Garbo to his late wife. She and Garbo had been … close. Such a letter is of great interest to a film archivist like Valentino, but the plot thickens when Rankin tells Val that his assistant, Akers, is using this letter to blackmail him. Val is appalled by the thought of blackmail, but that letter sounds juicier all the time. Returning to Rankin’s mansion after the party, Val finds Rankin sitting at his desk with a pistol in his hand, looking at Akers’ dead body on the floor. Valentino is in a quandary, to say the least.

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Summary

Summary

At a gala party held in memory of screen legend Greta Garbo, Hollywood film detective Valentino is having fun until the host, a hotshot developer named Rankin, tells Valentino about a certain letter from Garbo to his late wife. She and Garbo had been … close. Such a letter is of great interest to a film archivist like Valentino, but the plot thickens when Rankin tells Val that his assistant, Akers, is using this letter to blackmail him. Val is appalled by the thought of blackmail, but that letter sounds juicier all the time. Returning to Rankin’s mansion after the party, Val finds Rankin sitting at his desk with a pistol in his hand, looking at Akers’ dead body on the floor. Valentino is in a quandary, to say the least.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Shamus-winner Estleman’s captivating second mystery to feature LA film detective Valentino focuses on legendary screen actress Greta Garbo…Readers will eagerly turn the pages.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“You’ll want to share this delightful Hollywood romp with others…The story’s a lot of fun, and William Dufris gives the lighthearted performance you’d expect. He makes the listener chuckle at all the goings-on right along with him.” AudioFile
“Estleman again ladles on the film history but nicely blends it into the plot. And his supporting cast, including the eccentric Professor Broadbent, supplies delicious comic relief. For anyone with an interest in Hollywood’s golden age, this series is a delight.” Booklist
“Second in a series that marks a pleasant departure for the estimable Estleman, who’s spent most of his sixty-plus novels on the dark side.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Loren D. Estleman

Author Bio: Loren D. Estleman

Loren D. Estleman is a former Detroit-area newspaperman and an award-winning author of mainstream fiction, Westerns, criticism, and mysteries. He has written more than sixty books and hundreds of short stories and articles and has been nominated for the National Book Award and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. His detective fiction has earned four Shamus Awards, a Barry Award, and two American Mystery Awards. His Western fiction has earned the Elmer Kelton Award, five Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, two Stirrup Awards, and a Popular Fiction Magazine Outstanding Writer Award. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the Western Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the Arts Alliance of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English